Chris's Retro Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono

Classic DT Swiss Hope Hplusson Nextie Sapim Wheel Builds XLR8 Hubs

Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono front XLR8 Performance Bicycle Wheels

Chris had seen our retro inspired builds and sent us a photo of the beautiful blue Colnago that he was "restomodding".

He had decided to compliment the beautiful steel frame with a modern 11s Campagnolo Potenza groupset, and needed some wheels that would fit in with the classic aesthetic.

We discussed several rim options (including the fantastic Hplusson TB14) but in the end he selected the Hplusson Archetype in polished silver. Primary reasoning? It's a beautifully finished rim, with an aero profile inspired by the late 80s Campagnolo Omega Strada rims. That and they are light, strong, and excellent value!

Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 rear and Hope RS Mono XLR8 Performance Bicycle Wheels

We laced up a Hope RS Mono front hub, and an XLR8 MD rear hub (11s Campagnolo of course) with Sapim Race double butted spokes, and silver brass nipples. A classic 3x lacing pattern was selected for both front and rear.





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